Polly B is a Surveyor for Tarmac, looking after land they own or lease. She was always interested in the countryside but didn't decide what to do for a career until she took a gap year in Kenya, living on a farm there. "Going to Kenya was certainly a turning point. It made me realise how people have different values in life."
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionChartered surveyors conduct surveys related to the measurement, management, valuation and development of land, natural resources, buildings, other types of property, and infrastructure such as harbours, roads and railway lines.
QualificationsEntrants usually possess an accredited degree, equivalent qualification and/or postgraduate qualification. Entrants must also have successfully completed a probationary training period and professional assessment. Entry requirements to professional bodies vary.
- Surveys, measures and describes land surfaces to establish property boundaries and to aid with construction or cartographic work;
- Surveys mines, prepares drawings of surfaces, hazards and other features to control the extent and direction of mining;
- Surveys buildings to determine necessary alterations and repairs;
- Measures shore lines, elevations and underwater contours, establishes high and low water marks, plots shore features and defines navigable channels.